University microgrid simulators fitted out with equipment from Hitachi ABB Power Grids and AEG

Microgrid simulation facilities at universities in Germany and Australia are being supplied with technical solutions by major global power equipment and systems providers AEG Power Solutions and Hitachi ABB Power Grids.

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Daystar secures US$38 million for west African expansion

West African off-grid solar electricity supplier raises US$38 million to expand its operations in in Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo.

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California project to assess long-duration energy storage technologies awarded US$5m grant

A project which will combine and then assess four different types of non-lithium technologies for long-durations of energy storage has been awarded a grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC).

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Renewable generation to remain below 10% in Africa by 2030

The amount of non-hydro renewables such as solar in Africa is likely to remain below 10% in 2030, although there are significant regional differences.

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Hawaii’s Kaua’i island will get beyond 80% renewables thanks to solar-plus-pumped hydro plant

A large-scale solar PV system paired with pumped hydro energy storage could cover as much as 25% of the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i’s energy demand, pushing the island’s total share of renewables in its energy mix past 80%.

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France’s island territories get solar-plus-storage at average price below €100/MWh in latest auction

The cost of solar energy paired with battery storage on France’s island territories has fallen yet again, as the European country awarded contracts to winning bidders in its latest tender process.

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CATL partners with integrator FlexGen on 220MWh of Texas battery storage projects

Updated 7 January 2020: Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) will supply lithium-ion batteries to energy storage system integrator FlexGen for two large-scale energy storage projects totalling 220MWh in Texas.

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Israel tenders for 609MW of solar, 2.4GWh of energy storage

An auction for solar-plus-storage in Israel has awarded contracts for 609MW of solar PV alongside 2.4GWh of energy storage.

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Q CELLS sets sights on US C&I market as it completes Geli acquisition

Vertically-integrated solar company Q CELLS has completed the acquisition of US-based Growing Energy Labs Inc (Geli) that was announced in August.

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Rolls-Royce supplies battery storage to Costa Rican textiles company with four years’ payback

An integrated energy system installed for a textiles company in Costa Rica by Rolls-Royce Power Systems will pay for itself in just over four years, the technology provider has claimed.

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Enel solar project in Brazil to reach 864MW with latest expansion

The Brazilian renewables subsidiary of Enel Group has announced plans to expand the São Gonçalo solar PV plant, which it says is South America’s largest, with a 256MW capacity addition.

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